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 --- Joe <[log in to unmask]> skrev:
> Steven Williams wrote:
>
> >>A lot of older English texts with otherwise
> >>apparently modern spelling spell 'diverse'
> >>as 'divers'. When did the final -e become usual?
> >
> >I think it's still spelled as /divers/ in British
> >English. /diverse/ has pretty much always been the
> >American standard.
>
> No, very definitely not.

D'oh! I just read a translation of the Oddessy by an
American translator, who used 'divers' more than once
and never, as far as I can remember, used 'diverse'. I
could have sworn it was a dialectical thing, though.
Stupid me.